School of Physical and Occupational Therapy news
Dr. Aliki Thomas has been named to the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence in recognition of her contributions to teaching in the Faculty of Medicine. She will be honoured at a Symposium on June 14, 2012. She joins members of our faculty Dr. Nancy Mayo, Dr. Nicol Korner-Bitensky and Dr. Dorothy Thomas-Edding as other esteemed honourees.
Dr Mindy Levin will be receiving the 2012 Outstanding Neurorehabilitation Clinician Scientist Award, to be given at the American Society of Neurorehabilitation Education and Research Foundation meeting in Vancouver in October. The award is granted to an outstanding clinical scientist who has made a significant contribution to mechanisms of neural repair or clinical neurorehabilitation.
Generous donations to the School greatly support excellence in our educational mission. Two new awards have been created and endowed to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students. Furthermore, a generous contribution will enable the development of courses offered online in bilingual format for a new Graduate Certificate program.
People living with a disability, in both high- and low-income countries, experience significant barriers to accessing meaningful and competitive employment. Despite the passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, there is still a great deal of work to be done globally to realize equal rights in employment for people with disabilities.
The first session of the Boost Your Health for Faculty and Staff series takes place on Friday, Feb. 3. Sign up for “Physical Activity to Help Treat Depression” with Dr. Ross Andersen and find out why getting off the couch will help you feel better all over.
Occupational Therapy students get involved! Together with some students from the physiotherapy program and some faculty members, the occupational therapy students have created a MoveDub to describe their future profession.
Dana Anaby, of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, was recently featured in the McGill Reporter. Dr Anaby was recently hired as assistant professor in the occupational therapy program. In an interview, she talks about her research interests in brain development and quality of life, and about why she chose McGill.
Shahnaz Shahrbanian, a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Mayo, received the 2011 Student Award for an outstanding student poster presentation at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research.
Edith Aston-McCrimmon lecture - The Adaptability of Rehabilitation Science: A Half-Century Perspective from a POTS Grad
The third Edith Aston-McCrimmon lecture will be given by Her Excellency Dr. Sharon Johnston, C.C., POT, MSc, PhD The Adaptability of Rehabilitation Science: A Half-Century Perspective from a POTS Grad Please note that the EAM lecture is postponed until March 2012
Are you a rehabilitation clinician, McGill doctoral or masters student interested in MOVING RESEARCH EVIDENCE INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE? You are invited to apply for an Edith Strauss knowledge translation grant of up to $15,000. Applications accepted twice every year and help is available to develop your proposal. The upcoming deadline for applications is Dec 15, 2011.
The Inaugural Name Tag Ceremony was held on April 29, 2011 to honor our third year undergraduate students who successfully completed their Bachelor’s degree. Students took a pledge to honor the clinical and professional obligations. They received the nametag which they will wear during all of their clinical placements.
On May 31, the Strawberries & Champagne Reception marked the graduation of our first physical and occupational therapists from our new Professional Masters program. Through their work and dedication, these students have gained valuable skills in rehabilitation practice, in research and in healthcare delivery. Congratulations to the class of 2010!